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IRM Equipment: User Fees

2013 User Rates

The following daily rates apply to all non-University of Minnesota users, and are subject to change. University of Minnesota uses should contact us (irm@...) for discounted rates. Daily rates may be pro-rated, but the minimum charge is for one half-day.

A = Academic Rate (outside University of Minnesota)
C = Commercial Rate

Instrument

A

C

Vibrating Sample Magnetometers

 

 

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at room-temp)

$106

$192

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at high-temp)

$131

$279

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at low-temp)

$356

$691

     Princeton Applied Research VSM (room-temp)

$106

$192

     Alternating Gradient Magnetometer (AGM) (at room-temp)

$106

$192

     Alternating Gradient Magnetometer (AGM) (at low-temp)

$356

$691

 

 

 

Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS)

 

 

     MPMS1 (“Old Blue”)

$187

$385

     MPMS2 (“Big Red”)

$187

$385

 

 

 

Susceptometers/Susceptibility Bridges

 

 

     Kappabridge susceptibility bridge

$94

$170

     Magnon VFSM susceptibility bridge

$25

$45

     Magnetic Anisotropy Susceptibility Bridge (“Roly-Poly”)

$25

$45

 

 

 

Superconducting Rock Magnetometers

 

 

     U-channel magnetometer with track system (DC SQUIDs)

$187

$460

     Single sample/manual sample handler (RF SQUIDs)

$68

$124

 

 

 

Paleomagnetic equipment (magnetizers/demagnetizers)

$68

$121

 

 

 

Magnetic Microscopy

 

 

     Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM, Multimode DI scope)

$88

$157

 

 

 

Mössbauer Spectrometers

 

 

     Room-temperature

$125

$262

     Low-temperature

$260

$424

 

 

 

Coffee

still no charge

still no charge

 

Implementation of User Fees beginning 2011

Over the past few years, rising expenses have outstripped available funding, and in 2011 the IRM joins all other national multi-user facilities who already ask visitors to pay instrument usage fees. However, U.S. Student Fellows will be exempt from user fees, and Visiting Research Fellows will receive a $4000 grant to be used towards instrument use and travel expenses. Based on past instrument usage, $4000 is sufficient to cover all instrument use by the average Visiting Fellow over a 10-day visit. See the Equipment page for more information on instrument specs.



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